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3rd Dec 2022, 04:28
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Posted By Winemaker

Yeah, sort of off topic, but still..... ...

Yeah, sort of off topic, but still.....

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/801x291/biden_f61cd2d1aa722bc94507eba9c27180d11f9b2629.jpg
1st Dec 2022, 21:52
Replies: 532
Views: 274,834
Posted By Winemaker

They should get really innovative and go for...

They should get really innovative and go for maximum lift = pure vacuum..... An interesting airship was the U.S. metal clad ZMC-2 of 1929, the hull was rigid and made of alclad aluminum, which was...
1st Dec 2022, 02:09
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Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

A very interesting analysis of both Russian and...

A very interesting analysis of both Russian and Ukrainian military and worth a read.

https://static.rusi.org/359-SR-Ukraine-Preliminary-Lessons-Feb-July-2022-web-final.pdf
1st Dec 2022, 01:32
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Posted By Winemaker

Well, perhaps they are considering that but just...

Well, perhaps they are considering that but just not saying anything because, you know, OPSEC. I hope so anyway. We don't hear much about what intelligence is supplied to Ukraine for good reasons.
22nd Nov 2022, 23:30
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Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

Comments on the video say it's an old one, not...

Comments on the video say it's an old one, not current.
15th Nov 2022, 21:16
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Posted By Winemaker

From the link.... Well that's pretty...

From the link....
Well that's pretty interesting, since Russia and Germany signed a non-aggression pact August 23, 1939, and Germany invaded Poland September 1, 1939. That sort of seems to me like...
15th Nov 2022, 05:10
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

I have to admit I'm scratching my head if this is...

I have to admit I'm scratching my head if this is true. Is there no rational thought going on inside Russia? WTF? Oh, Russia. I sure wish they could see how the rest of the world views what is going...
14th Nov 2022, 05:07
Replies: 47
Views: 1,621
Posted By Winemaker

Sorry to bother you, but when I try and log onto...

Sorry to bother you, but when I try and log onto the current F1 thread I get this message:

The page isnít redirecting properly
An error occurred during a connection to www.pprune.org.
This...
8th Nov 2022, 01:08
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

Shades of the battle of Tsushima in 1905! After...

Shades of the battle of Tsushima in 1905! After an epic voyage from Russia around the Cape of Good Hope, across the Indian Ocean and up to Japan the Russians got totally whacked by the Japanese....
7th Nov 2022, 03:01
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

I think we all know it's not the size of the...

I think we all know it's not the size of the army, but rather being able to equip it with modern weapons and trained troops that is (are) the critical factor(s). Russia has shown itself to be a paper...
6th Nov 2022, 00:34
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Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

Yep. I worked as a mechanical designer in both...

Yep. I worked as a mechanical designer in both the marine and aviation fields and can testify that just the basic tooling design and fabrication bit is not an overnight job. The jigs and fixtures...
4th Nov 2022, 03:16
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

Thought at first you'd meant evacuation, but...

Thought at first you'd meant evacuation, but excavation certainly works.
4th Nov 2022, 01:25
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

Is there any recent information as to the...

Is there any recent information as to the situation at the Nuclear Power Plant? As I recall the last I read was:
1) There were issues with power supply and emergency generator fuel supplies for...
1st Nov 2022, 04:07
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

Off topic, aviation content, but reflective of...

Off topic, aviation content, but reflective of the Russian approach to weapons development. The story of the 'development' of the first Russian jet, the MIG-9, with some interesting referrals to the...
31st Oct 2022, 17:05
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

The snow on the ground makes me think this is an...

The snow on the ground makes me think this is an old video; I checked both Kyiv and Moscow weather and it's still warmish.
31st Oct 2022, 03:29
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

Well, actually, yes! It's pretty simple to use...

Well, actually, yes! It's pretty simple to use all sorts of exotic methods to ruin an engine, but if you don't want to be caught in the field, with minimal resources, not so simple. I pity the poor...
31st Oct 2022, 01:24
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

An interesting question. Diesel engines do...

An interesting question. Diesel engines do (generally) have a water separator so you'd have to dump a in lot of water (of course, I'm not sure about Russkie diesels). So what's easily available for...
30th Oct 2022, 01:05
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

Wow, this is worth a watch. This is a brave man...

Wow, this is worth a watch. This is a brave man to actually express reality on Russian TV. Maybe it's finally starting to sink in to the Russians that they have lost, destroyed their military and...
27th Oct 2022, 23:53
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

Here's a link to a pretty good daily update of...

Here's a link to a pretty good daily update of military action. Posted by a Ukrainian and includes decent maps explaining fronts, rail and road connections, etc.
...
25th Oct 2022, 00:26
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

I just watched that, or tried to. I couldn't make...

I just watched that, or tried to. I couldn't make it through. What is wrong with these people? This is insanity sponsored by the state. First Ukrainians were Nazis, now they're schizophrenic Russians...
21st Oct 2022, 00:59
Replies: 268
Views: 31,774
Posted By Winemaker

I've been curious as to who is providing the high...

I've been curious as to who is providing the high resolution photos of the collapsed bridge structure, they only help in knowing what's needed to complete the job. Are the pictures from Russian...
20th Oct 2022, 17:31
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

Here's a pretty thorough explanation of the...

Here's a pretty thorough explanation of the recent shootings at the Russian army training center:

https://topcargo200.com/475/
20th Oct 2022, 04:31
Replies: 268
Views: 31,774
Posted By Winemaker

Yeah but, fdr, I really don't think Vlad is...

Yeah but, fdr, I really don't think Vlad is motivated by wealth as a final goal. I suspect the manipulation of power is really his thing and the resistance of the Ukrainians is a craw in his throat....
19th Oct 2022, 23:55
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

From the Associated Press: ...

From the Associated Press:



https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-busts-network-providing-technology-to-russian-military/ar-AA13a9iW?cvid=2633dc15680c4af0b9940e13c5ec8c2c
18th Oct 2022, 22:07
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

My read of the 'acting governor of Kherson's'...

My read of the 'acting governor of Kherson's' statement is that the Russians plan to breach upstream dams and flood the area. So much for helping the recently annexed Russian citizens........ ...
17th Oct 2022, 19:29
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

Another one bites the dust..... From MSN.com ...

Another one bites the dust..... From MSN.com ...
16th Oct 2022, 05:44
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

Wow, watched all of that video ..... turns out...

Wow, watched all of that video ..... turns out Ukrainians are 'white negroes'. Way to go Russia......
15th Oct 2022, 15:06
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

I am having great difficulty in understanding...

I am having great difficulty in understanding what tactical or strategic purpose sending cannon fodder to die serves. What is the purpose of killing your own citizens like this? This can only,...
14th Oct 2022, 15:15
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

Here's a link about 'mobilization' in Moscow....

Here's a link about 'mobilization' in Moscow. Seems they're randomly rounding men up.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1580642393858404354.html
13th Oct 2022, 02:34
Replies: 268
Views: 31,774
Posted By Winemaker

Another issue is how the pallets were fused...

Another issue is how the pallets were fused together. There were supposedly 19 (?) pallets; to detonate them at the same time they would need to be connected with either electrical detonator wiring...
12th Oct 2022, 05:12
Replies: 268
Views: 31,774
Posted By Winemaker

And the truck driver is claimed to survive?

And the truck driver is claimed to survive?
12th Oct 2022, 01:43
Replies: 268
Views: 31,774
Posted By Winemaker

Seems to me, with a truck load (allegedly) of...

Seems to me, with a truck load (allegedly) of explosives, KISS might strongly apply.
11th Oct 2022, 20:34
Replies: 268
Views: 31,774
Posted By Winemaker

Here's an interesting article on Russian media...

Here's an interesting article on Russian media reporting on the war, worth a read IMHO.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/russian-media-confronts-new-problem-reality-180231942.html
11th Oct 2022, 00:54
Replies: 268
Views: 31,774
Posted By Winemaker

It is a weak structure as the bridge deck spans...

It is a weak structure as the bridge deck spans are retained by gravity, not hard structure. The steel bridge spans must have a mounting system to allow for thermal expansion and contraction which,...
10th Oct 2022, 04:19
Replies: 12,409
Views: 11,462,643
Posted By Winemaker

Thanks for the response, It's amazing how quickly...

Thanks for the response, It's amazing how quickly and (efficiently) Russia has distanced themselves from the rest of the world. As far as I can tell their only allies are North Korea and ?????...
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